Questions Surround Shooting in Suspected Chicago Burglary

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15 August 2017 | 5:07 am

New questions now surround the investigation into what was initially believed to be a shooting during a burglary in Chicago’s East Side neighborhood over the weekend. 

Police said there are “inconsistencies” in the account given by the homeowner during what he said was a home invasion. Three people were shot and killed inside the home, authorities said.

The shooting was initially a suspected self-defense case, but authorities said they are still “pressing pertty hard to get the facts and timeline.”

Police confirmed that two men and one woman were shot and killed in the 10200 block of S. Ewing. All three victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and all three were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

According to police, the case was being investigated as a suspected burglary. Preliminary information indicated the three people allegedly entered the home through the basement, and the homeowner shot all three of them, according to a police spokesperson. 

After the shooting, the homeowner allegedly secured himself in another part of the house and called 911, according to police. 

The man was in possession of a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card, authorities said.

A 22-year-old man, Narcisco Ledesma, of Chicago, was identified among those killed, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. A 17-year-old boy, Antonio Lopez, of East Chicago, Indiana, was also killed, the medical examiner’s office said. The identity of the third person was not immediately released. 

Published at 2:17 PM CDT on Aug 14, 2017 | Updated at 12:07 AM CDT on Aug 15, 2017



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